The Vine Hotel
This award-winning design hotel is situated in the historic centre of Funchal. Many attractions such as the Cathedral, Frederico de Freitas Museum, Museum of Natural History or Funchal Marina are easily reachable. The luxury hotel features a bar, fitness centre, spa and wellness, indoor and outdoor pool.
Based in the heart of Funchal, The Vine and its urban chic design serve up a memorable experience. Continuously awarded Europe’s Leading Design Hotel, it’s safe to say you’re staying in an interior masterpiece.
The name of the hotel stems from Madeira’s long history of winemaking and this can be seen throughout its decor which reflects the shapes of twisted vines and boasts a rich colour scheme. Its 360º terrace will provide a mixture of picture-perfect views of the city, the sapphire Atlantic Ocean and dominating peaks – this alone will make your stay unforgettable, and that’s just the beginning!
A floor for every season
Each floor will represent the stages of grape growth, this is reflected through the four seasons – winter, summer, autumn and spring. Whatever month you choose, guests can bask in pure luxury with spacious surroundings and top-of-the-range amenities.
Sleep in Egyptian cotton covered super king sized beds, upload snaps of the epic views from your French balcony using the free in-room Wi-Fi and get cosy in your complimentary bathrobe and slippers. The 32 inch TV, Nespresso coffee machine and electronic safe are just a few of the additional perks.
A culinary adventure
Alongside the standard Bed and Breakfast and Half Board dining options, the Vine offers exclusive culinary experiences. This comes in all shapes and sizes, from tailor-made menus with special music performances for a romantic date to cooking classes and guided tours of the famous Funchal market.
Uva Restaurant & Wine Bar: Uva translating to grape in portuguese, infuses delicious international dishes with superior wines. The view alone will make your visit to this a la carte unforgettable. Start the food pairing from 12.30pm – 3pm or 7pm – 10pm to capture images of the moonlit bay.
Terra Lounge & Restaurant: Inspired by Madeira’s vineyards and local produce, the Terra provides you with a taste of the island from the black scabbard fish to passion fruit puddings. Its suntrap setting makes it perfect for dining al fresco. Open 7am – 10.30pm.
360º Sky & Poolside Bar: Once you set eyes on the striking vistas from this drinking spot, you’ll never want to leave. Sipping cocktails has never been such a magical experience, and when dusk falls you’ll witness the city transform into a twinkling delight. Happy hour starts from 5.30pm – 6.30pm.
Uva Wine Bar: Whether you prefer a full-bodied red, or fruity white – the wine bar has it all. Sample Madeira wine during your stay for a taste of roasted notes combined with stewed fruit, caramel and toffee – served all day long.
Rooftop pool and signature spa treatments
The rooftop pool is a real showstopper. Not only for its panoramic views of the city centre, but for its stylish infinity edge and hot tub. Lose yourself in the comfort of your double sunlounger, whilst you’re served a drink of your choosing by the first-class hotel team.
Wine is not only for drinking, with the Vinetherapy treatment in the spa you’ll come away feeling fully rejuvenated. It’s the only concept of its kind in Madeira and is set to restore the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Accompany that with a Turkish bath, massage or facial and you’ve got yourself some serious R&R.
Placed in the heart of the city
This fancy establishment is located within La Vie shopping centre, as you walk in you’ll be welcomed by an array of shops. But once you head up the spiral staircase leading you to the hotel’s reception area, it’s as if you’ve been transported into a different world.
Although the surroundings are busy with Old Town Funchal, Monte Cable Car, CR7 Museum and the harbor all in walking distance, the Vine has a tranquil atmosphere. You can escape the hustle and bustle after a day of tackling the island’s must-visit sights, but relax knowing they’re all at your fingertips again in the morning.
Michelin-starred restaurants, vibrant bars and major attractions are all on your doorstep – what are you waiting for? Take advantage of this hotel’s winning location.